St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica is more than just a historical monument. For the faithful people of the Archdiocese of Toronto, it is an expression of honour, worship and tradition.

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The sword of justice sometimes takes the form of a sliver of light that slips into a camera for just 1/60th of a second.

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Photography has taken Jeremy Cowart around the world. Cowart — recently featured in Christianity Today’s “Makers” issue and named the “Most Influential Photographer on the Web” by The Huffington Post — has photographed the Passion World Tour in 2008 and Britney Spears’ Circus World Tour in 2009.

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TORONTO - People go to hospital in the hope of feeling better. But if patients are welcomed into a forbidding, institutional room with a strange bed, fluorescent lights and cold, hard floor, what then?

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When Ottawa-based photographer Mark Schacter realized he had amassed a pretty extensive collection of church photographs, he was a bit surprised.

Schacter will be spending the next year building on his library of church photos, following in the footsteps of some of the great photographers of our day, from Ansel Adams to James Nachtwey. Schacter is adding more churches, as well as synagogues, mosques, gudwaras and temples, for his Houses of Worship project — a book to be published in 2013. The book of photos and essays will concentrate on architecture inspired by faith in Canada and the United States.

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TORONTO - When Diane Vautour developed a yearbook course that incorporated photography at Loretto College two years ago she immediately saw the potential benefits that photography could bring to her students.

So she applied for a SpeakUp grant from the provincial government to start a photography club at the all-girls Catholic school in Toronto. The SpeakUp grants are given to students and teachers in support of programs intended to engage students within the school and wider community.

And the photography club, which is preparing for its first public exhibition, has certainly exceeded these expectations.

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